Hailing from all corners of the world, delegates brought not only their assigned positions’ portfolios but their own personal backgrounds to the forefront of committee dialogue and debate. In my committee, Disarmament and International Security, both religious and cultural identities defined how the body approached topics such as cyber warfare. From advocating for computer security incident response teams in developing countries to establishing international norms for the cybersphere, individual perspectives and beliefs clearly defined the discussions had. However, one singular bond held the committee room together, dispute the multiplicity of backgrounds, faiths, and values that represented every continent in the world. That bond was the WorldMUN spirit of diplomacy and friendship. Throughout Team Georgetown’s week in Seoul, that overarching theme of international diplomacy permeated into all activities in and out of committee. We listened to the stories of and shared our stories with students our age from all over the world. The perspectives couldn’t have been more varied nor the conversations more invigorating.
WorldMUN’s clear emphasis on finding a higher, common ground with a group of diverse people was a motif that transcended the committee dynamics and bloc forming on which most model UN committees center. Representing both Georgetown and the United States at what some call the Olympics of Model United Nations was an opportunity that I will never forget. Without a doubt, my WorldMUN experience this past March, in Seoul, has deepened my faith in the future of diplomacy and the international community as a whole.